PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPT: On April 11th just after 6 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy Chan Erdman was patrolling in the area of Valleyway and University when he recognized a male walking on Valleyway as 36-year-old Daniel M Spicer.
He checked Spicer's name on his mobile computer and found Spicer was wanted for multiple felony warrants. Deputy Erdman turned around and attempted to locate Spicer in the area with the assistance of additional deputies, including Deputy Jeff Thurman and his K9 partner, Laslo. While looking for Spicer, Deputy Erdman noticed another male he recognized as 37-year-old Tyler Chapman riding a bicycle.
He checked Chapman's name and learned he was also wanted for multiple warrants as he watched him ride into the yard of a duplex in the 400 block of North University. Deputy Thurman and Laslo continued to search for Spicer, starting a track from his last seen location.
Laslo tracked back to the same duplex Chapman was last seen at. The resident owner of the duplex was contacted and gave consent for both units of the duplex to be searched. The deputies decided to search the vacant side of the duplex first.
As K9 Laslo let his presences be known, Deputy Thurman made several announcements a K9 would be used for the search if anyone inside did not identify themselves. Spicer voluntarily came out of the unit and was taken into custody without incident. Deputies search the unit and did not locate anyone else inside.
They went over to the second unit and again made several announcements for anyone inside to come out but their attempts were unsuccessful. They began to search the inside when Laslo alerted on a closed bedroom door.
Deputy Thurman made several more announcements for anyone in the bedroom to surrender but no one came out. The door was opened; Laslo entered and made contact with Chapman.
The deputies entered and tried to place Chapman in handcuffs but he continued to resist while Deputy Thurman took control of Laslo. After a short struggle, Chapman was taken into custody.
Chapman was treated by medical staff before being transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail. He was charged with new misdemeanors of Resisting Arrest and Obstructing a Peace Officer in addition to a Felony and a Misdemeanor Warrant. Spicer was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for two Felony Warrants.